Posts Tagged ‘fur lifejacket’

Fur lifejacket, for fabulous shipwrecks

Monday, January 18th, 2016

I made this fur lifejacket partly in homage to Meret Oppenheim, one of the founders of surrealism and most famous for her “Object in Fur,” a fur teacup and spoon. Oppenheim is yet another woman artist who did not receive the credit or status she was due. This lifejacket was exhibited in the “Material” exhibition at Toronto Harbourfront Centre in 2009 and in the “Cut/Copy/Paste” exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2010, curated by The Canadian Design Resource.

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“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

Monday, January 29th, 2007


It is very odd to find yourself being used to illustrate some oblique purpose. My fur lifejacket, made as a sort of surrealist conversation piece from a real vintage lifejacket and a discarded mink jacket found in thrift, ended up here:

Fur for LACMA: “Following up on the announcement from the New York Times that the LA County Museum of Art isn’t getting Eli Broad’s collection, may I suggest this fur life jacket to be distributed to the museum committee.

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